Is there Power In Women’s Voices? #WD2016
In a world full of men, women’s voices are always deemed as second class citizens who should rightfully respect the social set norms and act according to the norms of natural patriarchism. While this sentiment could quickly be dismissed as hearsay, the order of natural patriachism still has its roots at the core of gender, and all of this is in the interest of norms of naturalism.
But what are these norms of naturalism if we already know that we live in a man’s world?
What is the use of screaming for gender equity when we know very well that at the end of pricking voice is a defended ear?
Not so long ago terms like “patriarchism”, “misogynism” or “feminism” in mainstream would have been met with derision and insult especially in African states that are trying to come in terms with the essence of gender equity. Academically speaking, the essence thereof is lauded with much need and advocacy but realistically speaking, we seem to be a day off and a dollar short.
Women still bear the “disempowered brunt,” not only because they are disempowered but merely because they are still victims of FGM, GBV and mortality pegged on motherhood. Imagine that! An evolved world that on one hand testifies to history as a tech-survey but to the humanity a deafening ear blind to the atrocities women face day in and night out. Many women are still economically dependent on men.
And African women are still paid less than men yet they do the bulk of housework, corporate responsibilities and child-rearing duties, yet they are deemed the lower sex. A derogative time symbolizing hopelessness, Helplessly, women try with unabated breath to make a difference, at least in the interest of their children. For we know very well that if the child fails to achieve the socially desired goals it is the mother’s faults but if the child succeeds, then it’s most likely the father who was behind the scenes.
The need of the Women Deliver conference should be the beginning of action oriented change. Change that will not let us revise the old stories and present statistics.